Lafia, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lafia, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lafia in 2022 is 361,000, a 3.74% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Lafia in 2021 was 348,000, a 3.57% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Lafia in 2020 was 336,000, a 3.38% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lafia in 2019 was 325,000, a 3.5% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
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City Name Population
Lagos 15,388,000
Kano 4,219,000
Ibadan 3,756,000
Abuja 3,652,000
Port Harcourt 3,325,000
Benin City 1,841,000
Onitsha 1,553,000
Uyo 1,265,000
Nnewi 1,177,000
Kaduna 1,158,000
Aba 1,150,000
Ikorodu 1,041,000
Ilorin 1,000,000
Owerri 945,000
Warri 943,000
Jos 942,000
Umuahia 861,000
Maiduguri 822,000
Enugu 820,000
Lokoja 791,000
Oshogbo 750,000
Zaria 749,000
Akure 717,000
Sokoto 685,000
Bauchi 645,000
Abakaliki 632,000
Calabar 631,000
Ogbomosho 602,000
Abeokuta 557,000
Gombe 551,000
Ado-Ekiti 516,000
Katsina 505,000
Okene 494,000
Okpogho 484,000
Potiskum 483,000
Igbidu 479,000
Minna 479,000
Gwagwalada 475,000
Gboko 472,000
Ondo 460,000
Oyo 456,000
Makurdi 438,000
Ikot Ekpene 415,000
Saki 414,000
Effon Alaiye 410,000
Ife 397,000
Birnin Kebbi 396,000
Ilesha 385,000
Ijebu-Ode 368,000
Lafia 361,000
Lafia - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 361,000 3.74%
2021 348,000 3.57%
2020 336,000 3.38%
2019 325,000 3.50%
2018 314,000 3.29%
2017 304,000 3.40%
2016 294,000 3.52%
2015 284,000 3.27%
2014 275,000 3.38%
2013 266,000 3.10%
2012 258,000 3.61%
2011 249,000 3.32%
2010 241,000 3.43%
2009 233,000 3.10%
2008 226,000 3.67%
2007 218,000 3.32%
2006 211,000 3.43%
2005 204,000 3.03%
2004 198,000 3.66%
2003 191,000 3.24%
2002 185,000 3.35%
2001 179,000 3.47%
2000 173,000 3.59%
1999 167,000 3.09%
1998 162,000 3.18%
1997 157,000 3.97%
1996 151,000 3.42%
1995 146,000 2.82%
1994 142,000 3.65%
1993 137,000 3.01%
1992 133,000 3.91%
1991 128,000 3.23%
1990 124,000 4.20%
1989 119,000 4.39%
1988 114,000 4.59%
1987 109,000 3.81%
1986 105,000 5.00%
1985 100,000 4.17%
1984 96,000 4.35%
1983 92,000 4.55%
1982 88,000 3.53%
1981 85,000 4.94%
1980 81,000 3.85%
1979 78,000 5.41%
1978 74,000 4.23%
1977 71,000 4.41%
1976 68,000 3.03%
1975 66,000 4.76%
1974 63,000 5.00%
1973 60,000 3.45%
1972 58,000 5.45%
1971 55,000 3.77%
1970 53,000 3.92%
1969 51,000 4.08%
1968 49,000 4.26%
1967 47,000 4.44%
1966 45,000 4.65%
1965 43,000 4.88%
1964 41,000 2.50%
1963 40,000 5.26%
1962 38,000 2.70%
1961 37,000 5.71%
1960 35,000 12.90%
1959 31,000 14.81%
1958 27,000 17.39%
1957 23,000 15.00%
1956 20,000 11.11%
1955 18,000 12.50%
1954 16,000 14.29%
1953 14,000 16.67%
1952 12,000 20.00%
1951 10,000 11.11%
1950 9,000 0.00%